IBC section 3002.3.
IBC section 3002.3 is amended as follows:
approved pictorial sign of a standardized design shall be posted adjacent to
each elevator call station on all floors instructing occupants to use the exit
stairways and not to use the elevators in case of fire. The sign shall be as
illustrated in ASME A17.1, Figure 2.27.9.
(The exceptions remain unchanged.)
IBC section 3002.4.
IBC section 3002.4 is amended to read as follows:
Elevator car to accommodate
Where elevators are provided in buildings four or
more stories above grade plane or four or more stories below grade plane, at
least one elevator shall be provided for fire department emergency access to
all floors. The elevator car shall be of such a size and arrangement to
accommodate an ambulance stretcher 24 inches by 84 inches (610 mm by 2133.5 mm)
with not less than 5-inch (127 mm) radius corners, in the horizontal, open
position. The emergency access elevator shall be identified by the
international symbol for emergency medical services (star of life). The symbol
shall be not less than three inches (76 mm) high and shall be placed inside on
both sides of the hoistway door frame at each floor level.
Exception: When approved by the authority having
jurisdiction, in passenger elevators to be installed in existing buildings
where existing hoistway configuration or technical infeasibility prohibits
strict compliance with the minimum inside car size, the minimum inside car area
may be reduced to not less than 48 inches by 48 inches.
IBC section 3002.6 is amended to read as follows:
other than hoistway doors, elevator car doors, and smoke control doors, when
required, shall be prohibited at the point of access to an elevator car. Smoke
control doors shall be:
1. held open during
normal operation by a "hold-open" device that is activated for closure by fire
or smoke sensing devices located in the elevator lobby or its immediate
2. readily openable
from inside the car without a key, tool, special knowledge, or effort when
IBC section 3002.9.
IBC section 3002.9 is amended to read as follows:
Plumbing and mechanical
Plumbing and mechanical systems installed within elevator
hoistways shall be provided in accordance with the following:
Plumbing systems in hoistways shall be limited to and provided in accordance
with Minnesota Rules, chapter 1307.
Mechanical systems and mechanical components in hoistways shall be limited to
those serving the hoistway. Mechanical systems serving the hoistway shall not
serve other portions of the building.
(The exception is deleted.)